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Services to honor and remember the life of Bonnie Ewton were 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. She was laid to rest at Wann Cemetery in Oologah. Bonnie passed away Saturday evening, May 14, 2016 at Rolling Hills Care Center in Catoosa, where she resided and had been lovingly cared for by the staff the past two years. She was 82.
Born in Watts, Oklahoma on February 11, 1934, Bonnie was one of James Mac "Buck" and Rosie Belle (Owens) Golden's six children. She grew up in the Pryor area. While still a teen, she made a lifelong commitment to Bill Ewton on September 14, 1950 in an Arkansas ceremony. Home for the couple and their six children was in the areas of Claremore, Pryor, Broken Arrow and Oologah. Bill passed away July 6, 2008. And Bonnie found it comforting to remain in the home she and Bill had built together in 1969. With many family members being nearby neighbors, she was even more content.
Besides being a devoted wife, mother and later granny, Bonnie enjoyed sharing her God given gifting as an artist, musician and writer. She painted, played about any instrument she attempted-- strictly by ear and she wrote beautiful poetry.
With Bonnie's outgoing and fun loving personality she made friends wherever she went. She loved going bowling and the relationships that came from that hobby were more fun than the game itself. Even when she made her home at Rolling Hills, she formed great new friendships with both fellow residents and the staff. When asked, she'd smile and say she was "Rootin, Tootin Bonnie Ewton.
Other than her many friends, Bonnie is survived by a loving family who include her six children: Jerry & Linda Ewton of Claremore, Bobby Ewton of Oologah, Joyce Brown of Pryor, Brenda and Mike Alhalabi of St. Louis, Missouri, Cindy and Chris Fletcher and Kenneth Ewton all of Oologah; siblings, Hazel Brewer, Barbara Winn both of Oologah and Billy Golden of Claremore; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild and one on the way.
Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents, Buck and Rosie Golden, her husband, Bill Ewton, and two brothers, Delbert and J.D. Golden.
Published on May 16, 2016
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